Corrective Jaw Surgery
Changing Your Bite For The Better
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It can be the answer to the biggest problems of our patients. Teeth are straightened with orthodontics and corrective jaw surgery repositions misaligned jaws. This not only improves facial appearance, but also that teeth meet correctly and function properly.
If we feel that surgery is right for you, it’s because we believe the results could vastly improve your life. We’re talking more dramatic than all those soap operas on during the day. And you will probably get to catch a few episodes of them, while you rest your fancy new jaw after your operation.
A number of conditions can call for a surgical solution, like growth defects or serious injuries, but what can be made better by surgery is what’s really important here. These things include wear and tear, chronic pain, sensitivity, chewing function and range of motion. Plus, we work with your dentists and orthodontists the whole way, in order to make sure that you’re taken care of from start to finish in regard to the impacts on both proper jaw function and the aesthetic appearance of the entire face.
Difficulty in the following areas should be evaluated:
- Difficulty in chewing, biting or swallowing
- Speech problems
- Chronic jaw or TMJ pain
- Open bite (upper teeth not contacting lower teeth correctly)
- Protruding jaw (upper or lower)
- Breathing problems